Caldas stands as a distinguished coffee-producing region in Colombia, celebrated for cultivating some of the world's most exquisite Arabica coffee beans. Located at the heart of the country, Caldas is an integral part of the renowned "Coffee Triangle." Its climate is characterized by warmth and humidity throughout a significant part of the year, with average annual temperatures ranging from 13°C to 24°C. Thanks to its proximity to the Equator, Caldas enjoys minimal temperature fluctuations year-round.
About the Coffee:
This exceptional coffee is crafted by the dedicated Restrepo Family in Chinchiná, Caldas. Elmer Restrepo, the farm owner of El Jardin, embarked on his coffee journey nearly 40 years ago, starting with the dry milling process of coffee. His passion for this aspect of the coffee cycle eventually led him to become a coffee grower. Taking the reins now is Elmer's son, Juan Felipe, who oversees the processes at El Jardin. He's known for his meticulous nature and an unending quest for new, innovative, and unique coffee processing methods, which are evident in all the coffees produced on their more than 150 hectares of land in Chinchiná.
The coffee from this region undergoes a distinctive process. It is immersed in water for 48 hours, subjected to anaerobic fermentation, and then carefully dried under the sun. This immersion in water imparts complexity and exceptional cleanliness to the coffee.